One dead in Lagos tanker accident

No fewer than one person died in a petrol tanker accident that occurred at Mile 2 area of Lagos State.

The PUNCH gathered that a yet-to-be-identified female died in the accident.

The tanker driver was said to be conveying 55,000 litres of petrol to a destination in the state when he rammed into a pothole around 12.30 am and lost control of the vehicle in the process.

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It was learnt that the tanker fell to the ground, trapped a female victim.

A spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident on Friday.

He noted that emergency responders are at the scene of the incident.

“LASEMA Response Team is at Mile 2, inward the Nigerian Army Signal Barracks in recovery operation of a fully-loaded Oil Tanker conveying 55,000 litres of petrol involved in a lone accident which killed a female adult,” he added.


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